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Blackbird
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reply to StuartMW

Re: China requires Internet users to register names

said by StuartMW:

Ah yes. Separation of powers and all that. A pretty good idea that our Founding Fathers had.

It was a stroke of genius. If each branch of government (legislative, judicial, executive) is empowered to jealously guard their turf against encroachment by other branches, each branch's individual powers remain bounded. The time to worry is when all branches get on the same page, and all too often "internal security" or "external threats" become rationales for doing so. That's when the full force of government risks being turned against the citizenry and their rights.

The 'People's Republic' of China is a prime example of a nation lacking an independent judiciary, tasked and enabled with bounding the powers of the other elements of government. In the end, the people's rights suffer great damage...
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Kearnstd
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said by Blackbird:

said by StuartMW:

Ah yes. Separation of powers and all that. A pretty good idea that our Founding Fathers had.

It was a stroke of genius. If each branch of government (legislative, judicial, executive) is empowered to jealously guard their turf against encroachment by other branches, each branch's individual powers remain bounded. The time to worry is when all branches get on the same page, and all too often "internal security" or "external threats" become rationales for doing so. That's when the full force of government risks being turned against the citizenry and their rights.

The 'People's Republic' of China is a prime example of a nation lacking an independent judiciary, tasked and enabled with bounding the powers of the other elements of government. In the end, the people's rights suffer great damage...

And they can herd the sheeple into allowing such to happen in this country by claiming its to prevent "Terrorism" and to "Protect the Children". Sadly too many people do not know Terrorism, Terrorists, and The Children are all just bullet points to sell whatever they want to the people.
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StuartMW
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said by Kearnstd:

Sadly too many people do not know Terrorism, Terrorists, and The Children are all just bullet points to sell whatever they want to the people.

I hope the mention of "The Children" and "bullet points" was inadvertent Otherwise we'll have to call the PC Police
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Kearnstd
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said by StuartMW:

said by Kearnstd:

Sadly too many people do not know Terrorism, Terrorists, and The Children are all just bullet points to sell whatever they want to the people.

I hope the mention of "The Children" and "bullet points" was inadvertent Otherwise we'll have to call the PC Police

I could have said power points but the PC Police are easier to fend off than the MS Copyright Police.
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StuartMW
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Yeah. One has guns and one has lawyers. Not sure which is worse
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